July 18, 2018Individuals involved in a motor vehicle collision commonly experience concussions. It is commonly assumed that a concussion is not a serious injury because the signs and symptoms are not necessarily painful or observable; however, concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury and can lead to life-altering ailments.
July 5, 2018Netflix’s The Staircase is the binge worthy true crime series of summer 2018. The series follows Michael Patterson, a North Carolina man charged in connection to his wife’s death, during his 16-year long battle to prove his innocence in court. The Staircase has been the subject of a great deal of criticism and debate; however, it offers several important lessons about the criminal justice system in general.
May 25, 2018The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is sometimes referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days”, and for good reason; statistically, summer is the most dangerous time to be a driver. With those 100 Deadliest Days quickly approaching, we wanted to explain the hazards that summer driving brings and remind you of how to stay safe during your travels.
May 2, 2018The death penalty was reinstituted in Pennsylvania in 1976. Despite having the fourth largest death row inmate population in the country for over two decades, only three inmates have been executed in Pennsylvania since the reinstitution. We will take a look at the tumultuous history of the death penalty in Pennsylvania, the future of the punishment, and what life is like on death row.
March 28, 2018In 2016, then governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe moved to restore the voting rights of convicted felons. Though this legislation was a triumph, it also served as a painful reminder that Virginia had been depriving a large portion of its free residents from their democratic right for decades.
March 13, 2018Slip or trip and falls are among the most common sources of personal injury claims. A fall on an untreated icy sidewalk, a trip on a hazardous obstacle in a public building, or a slip on an unmarked wet spot on a grocery store floor may constitute a legitimate personal injury claim. These types of accidents may result in tissue damage, broken bones, and time loss from work. Pursuing action against the party or parties responsible for your injury provides you the opportunity to have your medical expenses covered by those who are liable while holding the appropriate parties accountable to ensure that others do not find themselves in your position. After a slip and fall, there are five steps that you should take immediately in order to preserve and validate your claim.
March 2, 2018After the court finds you guilty of a crime, you may feel as if you have lost the fight. However, Pennsylvania offers defendants several avenues to have the circumstances of their case and conviction reconsidered. In addition to direct appeals, the Post-Conviction Relief Act affords individuals the opportunity to have aspects of his or her case reviewed.
February 21, 2018Jury duty is commonly regarded in American society as an arduous chore and an unwanted task. We tend to take the honor of jury for granted. Many Americans are ineligible for jury service due to past mistakes or associations. The repercussions of these restrictions are painfully apparent in the criminal justice system. Though some states are reforming their jury service laws to include citizens and residents who were previously deemed ineligible, many regions of the country continue to exclude large portions of the population from serving on a jury.
February 16, 2018The word conspiracy is generally used to describe theories about aliens and fake moon landings. Criminal conspiracy sounds more like an activity reserved for gangsters, dark rooms, and hushed tones. However, criminal conspiracy charges are among the most common criminal charges in the state of Pennsylvania. So let's discuss what a criminal conspiracy charge means.
February 13, 2018When deciding which car insurance policy to purchase, many people only consider the least expensive options. Car insurance companies use buzz words like “full coverage” to distract buyers from the substance of their policies. It is important to understand the difference between Full and Limited Tort options in order to know what kind of policy you are investing in.